Cabin 1243 is really a great cabin. HUGH balcony which is protected from the wind and has a great view. It's very convenient to the elevators and a short walk to the library. It was quiet, even though there is a crew closet outside the door, and the hallway was sometimes blocked by crew carts. It's next to the Royal Suite, so there could be some party noise (but we didn't hear any). I'm convinced this is one of the best balcony cabins on the ship.